Thomas BEWICK, The flying opossum of New South Wales [verso] Enlarge 1 /1


Cherryburn, England 1753 – Gateshead, England 1828

The flying opossum of New South Wales [verso] c.1820
Collection Title: Thomas Bewick, A general History of Quadrupeds. orignally published in 1790
Page: page 436
Place made: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block; letterpress text Support: smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 5.2 h x 8.0 w cm sheet 30.6 h x 22.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.1469B
Subject: Australia, Animal: Possum
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Sebra Prints, Melbourne, 2012.